I am writing this answer assuming no Seller of Travel laws prevent you from collecting fees directly from customers, but if you live in California or Florida (or are selling to residents of those states) you will need further clarification. In most cases, you do NOT need to run your service fees through your host.  …

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First of all, my answer to the first part of the question is an enthusiastic “YES”!  However, I do realize that many travel professionals, especially NEW ones, often feel like they don’t have enough experience to justify charging a fee.  It’s that “imposter syndrome” that you have to get over very quickly.  So why should …

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When you become a travel agent, one of the pressing decisions you will have to make is whether or not you will charge a service fee. This decision can cause a lot of angst, especially for someone brand new to the business. Newbies often feel like they don’t have enough experience to warrant a fee. …

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Great question if you are looking into becoming a travel agent! As most travel agents these days are entrepreneurs instead of employees, if you are considering the travel agent path for yourself, you obviously want to know how you get paid and if it’s enough to support yourself. In this article, I will break it …

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